Probably in Edinburgh, Scotland.

January 1, 1785, Edinburgh, Scotland.

An ironmonger by trade, Grant worked in West Bow, Edinburgh. From 1746-52 he held several offices in the Edinburgh Town Council. To the Edinburgh Orphan Hospital he donated the profits from the first & second editions of his hymns, which were published as:

  1. Infinite Wisdom, Power and Grace
  2. O Thou That Hearest Prayer
  3. O Zion, Afflicted with Wave upon Wave
  4. Savior, Whose Mercy Severe in Its Kindness